Another honor for Constance

Posted on 13 Apr 2010 at 10:43am

Constance McMillen made headlines around the country when she sued officials at her school, Itawamba Agricultural

Constance McMillen

Constance McMillen

High School in Mississippi because they refused to let her wear a tuxedo to her senior prom and take her girlfriend as her date.

The sage of Constance’s prom — including the school’s decision to cancel it altogether and then deciding to let folks sponsor a “private prom,” and winding up with school officials directing Constance and her girlfriend to what turned out to be a “fake” prom while most of their classmates went to a different party across town — has made Constance McMillen practically an LGBT-household name.

Now she’s likely to become even more famous: She has been chosen as one fo the grand marshals for the 41st annual LGBT Pride March on June 27 in New York City, the oldest — and one of the largest — LGBT Pride parades in the country.

McMillen, 18, said: “I never dreamed so many people would support my fight to take my girlfriend to the prom, much less that I’d end up being asked to be a Grand Marshal at NYC Pride. I’m really honored and touched to be asked to be part of this celebration.”

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